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COVID-19 Tabletop Exercise Facilitators Guide

Published: 06 March 2020

ID: G00722405

Analyst(s): Enterprise Risk Management Research Team

Summary

Use this guide to learn about tabletop exercises and their role in business continuity management and lead a tabletop exercise on COVID-19.

Overview

Tabletop exercises test the effectiveness of procedures and safeguards in place to respond to and recover from specific threats. This workbook enables facilitation of tabletop exercises on COVID-19. The workbook includes introductory information related to business continuity management and tabletop exercises, slides for leading a tabletop exercise, and scenarios for tabletop exercises related to COVID-19.

Recommended by the Authors

Executives can use this presentation of key findings to double-check their own tabletop exercises. The guide provides a generic template that can be used for COVID-19 and other crisis exercises.

Use this toolkit to double-check your pandemic preparedness framework. The toolkit includes presentation slides and checklists for key functions such as HR, IT, business operations and others.

Use this workbook to allow participants in tabletop exercises on COVID-19 to follow along with the presentation and record their actions and observations.

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